Working Papers

  • 12-February-2015


    OECD Corporate Governance Working Papers

    OECD Corporate Governance Working Papers provide analysis and information on national and international corporate governance issues and developments, including state ownership and privatisation policies.

  • 30-September-2014


    Corporate Governance Enforcement in the Middle East and North Africa: Evidence and Priorities

    This paper examines key developments in public and private corporate governance enforcement in the Middle East and North Africa region, highlighting the growing level of public enforcement as expertise within the securities regulators grows and providing policy recommendations on specific aspects of governance frameworks.

  • 23-July-2014


    State-Invested Enterprises in the Global Marketplace: Implications for a Level Playing Field

    State-owned and other state-invested enterprises (SIEs) have become more prominent in the global economy over the last decade. This paper compares the difference between SIEs and non-SIEs in five sectors: air transportation, electricity, mining, oil & gas and telecommunication.

  • 3-December-2013


    Institutional Investors as Owners: Who are they and what do they do?

    This paper provides a framework for analysing ownership engagement by institutional investors. It argues that the general term “institutional investor” in itself doesn’t say very much about the quality or degree of ownership engagement. It is therefore an evasive “shorthand” for policy discussions about ownership engagement.

  • 3-December-2013


    Colombian SOEs: A Review Against the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-owned Enterprises

    This report evaluates the corporate governance practices of Colombian SOEs against the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises. The assessment was prepared based on information provided by the Colombian authorities, an analysis of the available literature and interviews with authorities, consultants, academics, and company as well as stakeholder representatives.

  • 12-July-2013


    Making stock markets work to support economic growth

    This study provides critical observations on the state of key global equity markets as recent developments have put into question their efficiency and effectiveness in facilitating capital formation. It covers the top 26 initial public offering (IPO) producing nations, with a particular focus on stock markets in the United States.

  • 3-June-2013


    Capital Markets in Eurasia: Two Decades of Reform

    This report sets out the shared view of 12 Eurasian countries on priorities and recommendations to improve their corporate governance and spur capital market development and economic growth.

  • 19-April-2013


    Who Cares? Corporate Governance in Today's Equity Markets

    This paper charts the key changes in equity markets over the last decade or so which may affect the conditions for corporate governance. It also provides a brief overview of related policy discussions and selected national initiatives that have been taken as a response to equity market developments.

  • 5-April-2013


    State-Owned Enterprises - Trade Effects and Policy Implications

    With growing integration via trade and investment, state-owned enterprises (SOEs) that have traditionally been oriented towards domestic markets increasingly compete with private firms in the global market place. This paper discusses the extent of state ownership in the global economy, the advantages and disadvantages that SOEs can face, and how potential SOE advantages can generate cross-border effects.

  • 18-January-2013


    Balancing Commercial and Non-Commercial Priorities of State-Owned Enterprises, OECD Corporate Governance Working Papers, No. 6

    This paper examines the rationales for public ownership of enterprises in five OECD countries: Hungary, Israel, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Norway. It addresses the overall ownership priorities formulated by governments, the specific obligations that may be communicated to individual SOEs, the political decision processes leading to these priorities and the disclosure and accountability arrangements underpinning them.

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